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H. Hal Hill Promoted to Be
Cashier and Vice-President
of Planters Loan & Sav
George P. Bates was named presi
dent of the Planters Loan & Savings
Batik by the board of directors yes
terday afternoon and H. Hal Hill
was named vice-president and cash
ier. Mr. Bates was promoted to the
presidency to succeed the late presi
dent, Mr. Linwood C. Hayne. He had
> been vice-president and cashier. Mr.
Hill was promoted from assistant
cashier to vice-president and cashier.
The two new executive officers of
the Planters Loan & Savings Bank
are men younger in years, though
they are veterans in the banking bus
iness. Mr. Bates having given 16
years of his life to it and Mr. Hill
eleven years of his. It had" been an
open secret for several days that
Messrs. Bates and Hill would be nam
ed to their respective positions and
during the afternoon and evening af
ter the directors met they were the
recipients of the most cordial con
Mr. Bates is a native of Telfair
ville, Burke County, Georgia, and is
36 years of age. He attended Emory
College, Oxford, Ga., from 1902 to
1904 and had to leave in his sopho
more year to go to work. He secured
employment with the Central of
Georgia Railway at Millen, and came
to Augusta the next yeal-, 1905, and
began work as a runner for the old
National Bank of Augusta. The next
year he went with the Planters Loan
as bookkeeper and 1910 he was made
cashier. In January 1920 he was made
vice-president and cashier.
Mr. Hill was born in Augusta 28
year ago, was educated at the North
Augusta High School arid shortly af
ter he was 16 years of age went to
work for the Planters Loan & Savings
Bank. His rise has been steady, he
having filled the various positions in
the bank, until last year in January
"he was made assistant cashier. Yes
terday he was made vice-president
and cashier and is possibly the young
est vice-president of a big city bank
anywhere in the country.
Both Mr. Bates and Mr. Hill en
joyed the complete confidence of Mr.
Hayne.They came up with the bank,
so to speak, and though young as the
ages of men in business go, they are
equipped with many years of ex
Oil Painting of Mr. Hayne.
After the completion of business at
the meeting Rev. C. C. Jarrell, in be
half of Miss Mary Anderson, the sis
ter of Mr. Hayne, presented to the
"bank an oil painting of Mr. Hayne
Vand in presenting the same* paid high
tribute to the character of the man.
He stated that the system of banking
was a very ancient institution; that
even in the days of Babylon, we
read of drafts being drawn against
deposits, that while seemingly bank
ing business is very simple, yet it
demanded a man of the highest char
acter and calibre to successfully car
ry it on, and that Mr. Hayne was
such a man. He then spoke of him as
a citizen, a banker and public official,
and as being of the very highest type
in all of these.
The president then called upon Mr.
Benjamin E. Pierce to make ? few
words in response, in acceptance of
Mr. Hayne's picture, and in doing so,
Mr. Pierce said, in part:
"There come times when men
would like to express their.feelings
in words, when- words become mere
meaningless things," and that it was
in this position he found himself. He
said that the board of directors were
deeply grateful of the thoughtfulness
of Mr. Haynes' sister in presenting
the latest picture of her devoted
brother to the bank, and he stated
that the image of L. C. Hayne was
hung on the walls of the hearts of
every member of the board of direct
ors, and engraven upon the tablets of
their memories, never to be effaced,
so long as life remained and that
when their bodies were consigned to
.mother earth, to which had been con
signed that of Mr. Hayne, they hoped
to meet him in that other world and
be with him in that home not made
He then in a few words depicted
?the character of Mr. Hayne, and
stated that he was not a man to pa
rade himself in the public eye, but
rather preferred to build for himself
a monument tnat would live on and
throughout the eternal ages, that
character was one thing that man
could build for himself, that would
endure and such Mr. Hayne had suc
cessfully builded. He then expressed
-the deep appreciation of the members
of the board for the gift.-Augusta
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Queries & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Detroit and South ' Carolina.
While the people of South Caro
lina are struggling with hard condi
tions and confronting serious losses,
while the problem that they face
would not be underestimated by any
man of common sense, it' might be
well to inquire how the people are
faring in communities where the
price of cotton does not trouble.
The city of Detroit has, in round
numbers, 1,000,000 inhabitants.
"CommunityFund News," "issued oc
casionally by the Detroit Community
Fund, incorporated," reports that
"early in February, the number of
industrial workers unemployed was
estimated at 160,000" which means
that at least 400,000 persons are be
ing ' supported by other means than
current earnings," in that city.
In Detroit is no poultry yard to
supply the industrial worker and his
family with chickens and eggs.
The industrial worker in Detroit
has no cow-nor has the neighbor a
cow. . I
In Detroit there is no pine thicket
from which the industrial worker can -
obtain his fuel and a "mild winter"
in Detroit is as cold as the coldest we i
know in our climate. i
The number of people requiring 1
help in Detroit is equal to one-fourth i
of the whole population, white and
black, of South Carolina. Let those !
of our people brooding over misfor- -
tunes forget them long enough to |
take into their minds this picture
from "Community Fund News:" i
"The Salvation Army home and 1
hospital on West Grand boulevard <
for many weeks past has been de
luged with maternity cases from the
homes of workingmen without funds
to employ a physician.
"From the figures quoted some in
dication appears of the growing re- 1
lief problem. Probably 30,000 individ- c
uals were being cared for in their (
homes by charity the first week in .
February. In normal times the most
unusual number that has to be gi. ..t
food, rent and fuel in their homes
for each week would not be over 5,
"One who has not seen with his
own eyes the long lines of weary men
and women waiting their turn at the
wickets can have no conception of
the human tragedy enacted daily at
the public welfare office. Here men !
of college training, swallowing their
SEARCH SOUTH CAF
Edgefield Comity's Most Attr
Woman Sent to Coll
Social Gayety Mar
Who will represnt Edgefield coun- j
ty in the contest for queen of Palma- \
festa (Palmetto State Festival) to i
be held in the capital city March 27 s
to April 2? By means of a popular <
voting contest through local newspa- s
pers during the next four weeks, can- ?
didates will be chosen from every j
county in South Carolina who will i
go to Columbia as the guests of the c
Palmafesta Association, which organ- c
ization will defray all expenses, in-1 f
eluding railroad transportation, hotel ]
bills and entertainment. The young ?
women will be chaperoned by promi- t
nent Columbia society folks and will i
feature in a week of entertainment s
and social gayety which promises to i
rival the famous New Orleans Mardi 1
Gras. During the week an election i
will be held in Columbiato determine ?
the most attractive and papular
young woman from among the dele- ;
gates assembled from the various ?> J
counties. The winner of this contest 1
will be proclaimed Queen or Palma- i
festa, and will be awarded a grand i
prize consisting of a complete Spring
trousseau of the finest apparel ob
tainable. One of the leading moving ;
picture companies will film the queen i
and her entire court and this special
ly selected galaxy of South Carolina :
beauties will be sent far and wide 1
via the movie screen to advertise the
Palmafesta is to be an annual
Spring event, held in the capital city
for the entertainment of all the peo
Queen of ?
My choice for Queen of Palmafe
This coupon good for one vote. A Ye
this Newspaper counts 100 Votes.
pride; self-respecting mechanics,
mothers with babes in arms, wait pa
tiently for the coveted "order" that
will enable the family td exist for
another week. The imagination can
readily picture the head of the fam
ily trudging from factory to factory,
from employment office to employ
ment office, vainly seeking work."
Had the "industrial workers" in
the four fat years that have passed
saved," and not spent prodigally, few
families except those that have been
subject to sickness or other misfor
tunes would not be independent on
charity. Why mention it? It is not
the average man that follows Ben
When a farmer loses $10,000 on
cotton or a business man $10,000 on
cotton mill stocks, it is bad-but
when 100 men dependent on "current
earnings" for food, warmth and shel
ter are out of work and are earning
nothing, it is worse.
The bankruptcy of one is not so
great a misfortune as the cold and
hunger o? anothei*, rich and poor be
ing alike men and brethren.
Where is the Pharisee who shall
say when he loses his property he
deserves more pity than the mechanic
tvho without work can not give his
In the great city unemployment
spells suffering, sickness and anguish
-and Detroit is but one of many
By comparison with the masses of
;he people of Detroit, the masses of
;he people of South Carolina are this
iay prosperous.-The State.
A meeting of the stockholders of
;he Dixie Highway Hotel, company
viii be held in the Court House Fri
lay afternoon, March 4, 1921 at 4
>'clock for the purpose of consider
ng the ^issuing . of bonds to the
imount of $50,000 (fifty thousand
lollars). All stockholders are urged
o attend this meeting in person or be
.epresented by proxy.
J. C. SHEPPARD,
J. L. MIMS, ?
Suellen's ?rnica SaWe
(he Best Sa?ve In The Work
:N OF PALMAFESTA
active and Popular Young
imbia for Week of
ch 27 to April 2.
)le of South Carolina. It will be a
veek of many and varied attractions,
ncluding the State-wide automobile
?how exhibiting the late models of
:ars, trucks and tractors; the spring
ityle show, featuring the latest cre
itions from the realm of fashion by
)rofessional models to be imported
'rom New York for the occasion;
laily band concerts by one of Ameri
:a's premier musical organizations;
loral, trades, automobile and baby
Darades; fetes, dances, social events
md special attractions at all thea
;res, with nightly exhibits of fire
vorksVn which will be featured
specially designed set pieces depict
ng important events in South Caro
lina history. The auto show, stlye
mow and fireworks display will be
staged at the State Fair Grounds.
In order to secure the most popular
young woman in Edgefield county
as candidate for Queen of Palmafes
ta, there is printed below a popular
ity voting coupon which is to be filled
out and mailed as per instructions
contained therein. Vloting coupons
will be printed in each issue of this
newspaper up to and including the
issue of March 12th, at which time
the votes will be counted and an
nouncemnt of the winner made.
There will be no restriction upon the
number of each person may cast.
Every coupon clipped from this news
paper is good for one vote, and a
yearly, paid in advance subscription
will count 100 votes.
arly Paid-in-Advance Subscription to
gjfij Here are 4 things you
L A glad welci
2. Just the kin
4. Service and
Forget hard-time ta
ing people of foreign lan?
to feel blue. Cheer up!
Pair of the
There is something abou
We are closing out <
to- Wear at unbeatable, s
them over. You will fin
ber ot the family at price
The Store of .
Long Branch Items.
Evei\. ;:o Williams spent the week
end with his cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Misses Julia and Thelma Clark
spent the week-end with Miss Ethel
Miss Lorene Clark entertained a
few of her school '.-iends, recently.
Mrs. Talbert RhoJ . has been criti
cally, ill for several days.
Jim Jones of Ward and Badge Wil
liams of Johnston spent Sunday with
Miss Lizzie Harvey spent the week
end with friends at Gilbert and Miss
Cleo Attaway spent the week-end
with friends in (Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Scott, Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Scott visited Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Cullum near Johnston recently. .
E. L. Scott and a few of his friends
enjoyed a fish fry at Rock Dam last
Mrs. John Scott and Mrs. Mary
Cullum of Pine Grove community
spent last Tuesday with Mrs. G. W.
Scott, and attended the Washington
Birthday exercises at Long Branch
in the afternoon.
Miss Ivy Claxton of Johnston was
the guest of Miss Pansy Derrick last
Mrs. Talbert Rhoden's friends will
be pleased to know that she is much
j Mrs. Manion Clark has been very
ill for several days.
Mrs. Margaret Claxton returned
home a few days ago after visiting
relatives in Georgia for a couple of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams took
a business trip to Edgefield last Sat
?Mrs. Milledge Claxton, Mrs. Wel
don Claxton, and Leonard Claxton of
Kite, Ga., spent last week with rela
tives in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. John Claxton and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Salter and
family, and Miss Ruby Cuullum all of
Johnston were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Scott recently.
Cecil Scott of Pine Grove section
visited Lawson Scott a few days ago.
Long Branch school celebrated
Washington's birthday last Tuesday.
The following program was carried
Song, "America" by school.
Lords Prayer by school.
Welcome by Miss Cleo Attaway.
"Who is it?" J. D. Harris.
'Washington's Life" Roy Ripley,
Fred Day, Lewis Scott, Horace Rho
it what belongs
/hen you buy
get when you trade at Edg
d of merchandise you
Ik. It brings you nothing,
is. Surely we in the glorious
Get you ? new
Latest Walk-Over Lc
it them this year that is faso
of the Extraordin?r
Offer at Our New Si
)ur large stock of Men's Clotl
mashing cut-prices. It will p
d at our new store everything
s within the reach of everybod
Better Values anc
den, Grant Williams.
Composition on Washington, Ruby
Ripley. t... i
"In Washington's Time," Brunson
Recitation by Clyde Clark, Irving
Duffie, Ellison Ripley, Henry Wil
liams, Guy Clark and Frank Wil
"Like Washington," P. D. Herrin,
Jesse Lott, Ernest Derrick, Lawson
Composition on Washington, Ola
"Patriotism," Horace Clark.
"Our Grand Old Banner," Annie
May Clark, Geneva Pilat, May Clark,
"A Tribute to the Flag," Vera
"The Hall of Fame,"' Everett Wil
Composition on Washington, Daisy
"Crown Our Washington," Ruby
"Daddy's Flag and My Flag," Win
After the birthday exercises tem
perance essays were read. The pupils
of three grades wrote essays on "Why
do States Make Laws Forbidding
Cigarettes to Boys?" Two ^essays
from each grade were read as fol
lows: Vera Clark, Lawson Scott,
Horace Clark, Mrytle Salter, Ruby
Lott, Ethel Clark. Prizes were given
to the following :. Lawson Scott, Myr
tle Salter, Ethel Clark. One of these
will be sent to the state superintend
ent of the S. T. L
The Philippi W. M. S. will observe
week of prayer this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cullum dined witli
Mr.and Mrs. Wilbur Clark last Sun
Miss Lorene Scott spent the week
end with her sister, Mrs. Leon Ly
brand near Ridge Spring.
Mrs. Elbert Howard is very ill al
the home of her daughter, Mrs. J-ohr
Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Satcher were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. John Goff and familj
and Mrs. Preston and family movec
from this neighborhood recently tc
Rev. H. B. White of Saluda visit?e
friends in this section a few days ago
Miss Lizzie Harvey was very ill i
few days ago.
Misses Ethel Clark and Ruby Rip
ley and Monroe Yonce were out oi
school several days last week becaus<
i to you
refield's Prettiest Store
are looking for.
Think of the poor starv
U. S. A. have no right
y Good Bargains
liing and Ladies' Ready
ay you to come and look
to wear for every mem
I Lower Prices
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
In the Court of Common Pleas?
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S. .
C., Plaintiff, Against Corrie E. Ow
dom, T. A. Owdom, The Wolf Bros.
Shoe Company, Leon Michael ami
Company, Ohio Pottery and Glatt
Company, W. A. Brown Tobacco1
Company and Fuller - Johnston
Manufacturing Company, Defend
(Copy Summons for Relief. Com
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint/in
this action, of which a copy is Mere
with served upon you, and to-^erve a
copy of your answer to the said Com
plaint on the subscriber at his office
at Edgefield Court House ,South Car
alina, within twenty (20) days after
the service hereof, exclusive of the
day of such service; and if you fail
to answer the Complaint within the
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this-'
action will apply to the Court for .the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
Edgefield, S. C.,
Dated February 21st, A. D., 1921.
W. B. Cogburn, (Off. Seal.) i
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
To the Defendants, The Wolf. Bros.
* . f
Shoe Company, Leon Michael and
Company, Ohio Pottery and Glass
Company, W. A. Brown Tobacco
Company, and Fuller-Johnston
Manufacturing Company, above
named : .
TAKE NOTICE that the original
Complaint in this action, together
with the original Summons, of which
the foregoing is a copy, was filed in
the office of the Clerk of Court of
Common Pleas in and for the County
of Edgefield, State of South Carolina,
at Edgefield, South Carolina on the
23rd day of February, A. D., 1921.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
W. B. Cogburn (Off. Seal.)
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
Eggs For Hatching.
Wycoff and Barron Strain White
Leghorns, $1.5o per setting. $1.75
if by parcel post.
Mrs. GEO. F. MIMS.